“[Guy Walks Into A Bar…] perfectly depicts the soul-crushing voyage of falling in and out of deep love.” ★★★★ The Music
“This is blockbuster stuff” ★★★★ Dork
“[Mini Mansions have] honed a sound that mixe[s] elements of glam rock with indie pop to create something fresh” – The Australian
“With tracks that frequently dart from sprawling, psychedelic pop to scuzzy post-punk and rock references, the record has a superb dynamic that holds the listener’s attention, while the band navigate through a single, tumultuous relationship.” – ★★★★ The Independent
“Shuman and his Mini Mansions crew have continually triumphed, going from strength to strength as they share new music” – Pilerats
“Make no mistake: Guy Walks Into A Bar… is no joke.” – STACK
Today Mini Mansions release their brand new album ‘Guy Walks Into A Bar…’ via Fiction Records / Caroline Australia.
Michael Shuman of Mini Mansions says, “We’ve waited years for this day, and we can’t be more excited to release our third LP, ‘Guy Walks Into a Bar…’ It wasn’t an easy record to make. It tested our interpersonal relationships within the band, as well as my own personal struggles in my past romantic relationship. But those hurdles have helped us to produce, as I see it, our most honest and self-reflective record to date. We hope you enjoy it and can feel the amount of blood, sweat, and tears that went into making it.”
Mini Mansions – who were well-received on their recent Australian tour in support of Arctic Monkeys – are the type of gang whose charm lies in their individual idiosyncrasies. A trio of partners-in-crime, best friends and brothers in all but blood, Michael Shuman,Zach Dawes andTyler Parkford’s unique personalities are reflected in their third forthcoming album Guy Walks Into A Bar… The album was recorded at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles in 2018.
Co-produced by Shuman and long time collaborator/mixer Cian Riordan, there are some additional familiar voices dotted in with a duet with The Kills’ front woman Alison Mosshart on“Hey Lover” and backing vocals from Z Berg (former singer in The Like) on “Forgot Your Name” and the disco banger, “Living In The Future”, which sounds like Devo by way of ELO.
The album’s narrative progresses from reckless antics to the serious trappings of starting to care for a person you’ve connected with, falling in love, then swiftly and dramatically falling out of it. There’s a push-pull between the nocturnal whimsy of being freewheelin’ dudes, and a fear of adulthood as the threesome become fully grown men. And, because Mini Mansions are always a good time, the result is both their most heartfelt and their sleekest, most direct and downright poppiest effort to date.
Mini Mansions – Guy Walks Into A Bar…
Out now via Fiction Records / Caroline Australia
1. Should Be Dancing
2. Bad Things (That Make You Feel Good)
3. Don’t Even Know You
4. Forgot Your Name
5. I’m in Love [DOWNLOAD]
6. Time Machine
7. Works Every Time [DOWNLOAD]
8. Living in the Future
9. GummyBear [DOWNLOAD]
10. Hey Lover (ft. Alison Mosshart) [DOWNLOAD]
11. Tears in Her Eyes